This article describes how to use cPanel to configure custom MIME types for your web site. MIME types are used to specify how certain file types are processed by the web browser.
MIME types specify how a web browser should handle certain types of files. For example, the application/pdf MIME type instructs browsers to handle files with a .pdf extension as Portable Document Format files. If you have custom PDF files with a .mypdf extension, you could add a custom MIME type so browsers correctly interpret your .mypdf files as PDF files.
People are sometimes confused about the difference between MIME types and Apache handlers. MIME types instruct the browser how to process files, whereas Apache handlers instruct the server how to process files.
Before you add a custom MIME type, check the list of MIME types that are already defined for the web site. Adding custom MIME types can easily alter how your web site functions and cause unintended effects.
To add a custom MIME type, follow these steps:
You can delete custom MIME types at any time. However, you cannot delete system-wide MIME types. Please contact our A2 Hosting Guru Crew if you are experiencing issues with a system-wide MIME type.
To delete a custom MIME type, follow these steps:
For more information about MIME types, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_media_type.